GEN the 10 Newspaper man readingI had my birthday recently, and to celebrate, I have been re-reading the books that have made a real impact on my life and work. I am thrilled that many of you have reached out to me and told me how much they love hearing which books are my all-time favorites!

Let’s get to a couple of those books, and some great articles too!

 Book I read this week: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss. As I said before, this book changed how I look at work completely. It is even better now that I have been changing what I do. If you have never read Tim’s classic book, you should!

 Book I’m reading next week: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. I often try to do way too much. This book preaches doing only what is truly important. I can’t wait to refresh the principles in my mind.

These numbers for calories and sugar are staggering: Will You Still Drink Starbucks After Seeing These Sugar Stats? by Jenny Sugar in PopSugar

Would you take these steps to avoid getting sick while you travel? Staying Healthy While Traveling the Globe by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times

Youth Sports
Do you think we will be putting female athletes on oral contraceptives to prevent ACL injuries in the future? Why are women more prone to knee injuries than men? in Medical News Today

Tips for kids to boost their own confidence: Do You Try to Give Your Athletes Confidence? by Patrick Cohn in

Social Media and Communication
I’m not sure I agree with the third rule (or at least I’ve never seen it): Are you following these 3 clothing rules for public speakers? by Nick Morgan in Ragan

60% of teens met someone online, and 20% of them followed up in person? Scary: Nicole Lovell’s killing raises question of how to keep kids Group young adults on phonessafe on social media by Kelly Wallace in CNN

Productivity and Self Improvement
Absolutely terrific point here. If you don’t feel you have enough time to achieve your key goals in life and business, just look at this one aspect of your life: Watch your evenings and know your future by Dan Miller in

I’m a big believer in your “peak” time: How to get things done even when you can’t concentrate: Return on Attention by James Hahn II in

Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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